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Old 03-06-2003, 10:56 PM
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Build it stock and have fun !
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

my only sugestion is beef up a little under canopy as mine would get mushy there b/c thats where i picked it up at
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Ok,
only prob is i already put the 1/16 over the fuse...
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What are you guys doing for a tail wheel on this? Anyone using the skid instead of an actual wheel? If so, how is the ground handling?
I used the great planes tail wheel on mine, the one with the plastic hinge that goes into the rudder, and it broke in one of those elevator to harrier landings .. :stupid:

Now I'm looking for an alternative. Any thoughts??
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

I plan on bending the end the stock tail skid to put a small wheel on, and then put it into the rudder instead of the fuse. I may have to just buy a tail wheel set up because I have found out that bending it is VERY hard. I tried everything and it still wont bend.
BTW I plan on using this as my second plane after I master my avistar.
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

I built mine stock except I bent the wire tail skid to install a tail wheel. Tail wheel turned out nice but had to go due to plane ending up tail heavy. I have standard JR 537 servos in the tail and with an Irvine 53 mounted as far forward as possible I still had to ad nose weight. My fuel tank is in the wing, moving it to the front would probably help but I like the looks of the internal tank.
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

I use just the stock skid. Ground handling? I hand launch and landings are the harrier type. The only time its on the ground is when its not flying or idling.

Satio 72 all the way back in the mount. Oval 6oz on the nose. Fut 3004 servos. Hs 85 throttle servo. 5 cell 1100 pack and micro rx pushed all the way back in the wing. Balance is 5 or 5.25 back from leading edge.

When i had the 46fx in it the motor was in the middle of the mount. A 4 oz tank on the nose. 3004 servo's every where and a full size rx. Same battery. the rx in the back and the batt in the leading edge.

with 46fx 4 lbs
satio 72 4 lbs 3 oz's
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Default tail wheel

I us 1/8 brass tub into fuse and bin wire
for tail wheel. wheel collar wilt long bolt.
solder bolt and collar in place on wire
bolt fuel line to rudder. works rely good.

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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

jerry,

you glue the brass tube into the fuse?
then the fuel tube with screw into rudder holds in the wire to the brass tube?
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GHJR- how did u bend the tail skid??? It impossible for me.
What size fuel tanks r u guys using?
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

I heated the wire up on the stove so i could bend it. I used a 4 oz with the 46 and a 6oz with the 72.
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Default Re: tail wheel

Originally posted by Jerry
I us 1/8 brass tub into fuse and bin wire
for tail wheel. wheel collar wilt long bolt.
solder bolt and collar in place on wire
bolt fuel line to rudder. works rely good.

heres a picture

This looks ingenious to me!!!

It looks like between the screw to the rudder and the wire being long enough(how long is yours) inside the brass tube and the result is that the whole assembly won't go anywhere (won't fall off). Not to mention that the fuel line acts as a cushion between the metal parts and the wood parts.

I'll have to try this.

Da King: with all the snow up here that's all I do too. Hand launch and elevator into harrier landings to my feet. Only reason I need some ground handling capabilities is for our club's fun fly events. There are some events that you have to maneuver around or through obstacles (balloons) on the ground.

BTW: mine has a 46FX with macs muffler 6oz tank OUTSIDE the wing ( I laugh when people say they don't like the looks with it there....It's a fun fly people!! Who cares how it looks...all I care is how it flies) 225mgs all around, except a 3001 on the throtle, 127DF receiver and a 4 cell 720Mah Nimh. I went crazy with dubro safety clevises and ball links on all control surfaces but I don't think the plane needs them.
I have a second I want to prepare soon and I'm thinking that standard plastic clevises and z bends on the servo arms will be A ok. But I will go the 4 stroke route. I have a 52 OS that I wanna try with a either a 12.5 X 6 or a 13 X 4w apc before I go with the Saito 72. Anyone tried a 52 os on those before?
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

You have got to do the Satio 72 ! It has the power to wieght ratio of a toc plane !!! It scared the hell out of me the first time i punched it out of a hover! Cant go wrong.

The ground handling is not that good. You need a lot of throttle to steer it.
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Default how did u bend the tail skid

2 pair of Vice Grips... It's a Mississippi thang
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

I tried to bend it with a lighter but it didnt work, i'll try the stove. I plane on using an o.s. 46fx or and irvine 53. I bought an 8oz. fuel tank... Too much?? I may put a 4stroke, but dont know if i can afford one.
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

I dont think you will be able to fit the 8 oz. Look for a oval 6oz. Fits perfect. All most the same size as the stock 4 oz.

If you have any luck with motors get the 4. Its worth every penny!
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Well then i guess im gonna make it fit cuz Im not buying another tank. It doesnt look big, its a sulivan mushy one. I was gonna get a 6oz but it looked so small...
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Whats a good, but not too expensive, 4 stroke engine? I dont really want to stick a saito 72 on it...
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

Originally posted by RickC2009
jerry,

you glue the brass tube into the fuse? YES
then the fuel tube with screw into rudder holds in the wire to the brass tube? YES
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

You know what a good,lightweight,reliable,yet the most powerful in its class engine is?

You guessed it;Another Saito .72
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

Yea i was thinkin about a magnum. They look like a good deal. 80? isnt that a little too much for such a small plane?
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

Are these coming out tail heavy
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

If you put heavy servo's in the tail you will have a problem. I have stock 3004 ( 1.3 oz) all around but throttle and have no prob balancing it. I have had a 46fx, a rossi 40 and the satio 72 in there and can get it balanced no problem with out adding wieght.
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Default Building OMP edge 540(small). Any tips?

U guys r using small servos for the throttle rite? I have a tiny tiny servo that im not using, its a gws naro. Would that be too small? I want to no now so i can change the servo opening size.

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